Golden West Winds from the USAF Band
of the Golden West
Saturday, April 11 at 2pm
The Golden West Winds is part of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base, California. Comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon, this ensemble supports a wide variety of musical events ranging from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs and recitals of original works for woodwind quintet. To support these events the Golden West Winds plays music of all styles including marches, jazz and classical music.
Tailoring every show to its audience, the Golden West Winds performs a variety of different community relations concerts throughout the western United States. The group can perform several completely distinctive shows at any time. Their “Americana” show is suitable for any audience while the educational show is specialized young students. The recital program is perfect for any concert hall or chamber music series.
The Golden West Winds’ innovative music education program allows the group to share their enthusiasm and expertise in a lively, interactive concert presented to elementary students. For middle school through college school students, the quintet provides concerts, clinics, and master classes. In this capacity, The Golden West Winds has performed at schools such as the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Redlands. The ensemble’s recital show was featured in 2012 at the Camerata Musica concert series as well as the College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series.
"Airman 1st Class Michelle Doolittle is a vocalist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, her Air Force career began in 2014. Despite her short time in service, A1C Doolittle has had several incredible opportunities with the Air Force, including the honor of singing God Bless America for Game 5 of the 2014 World Series. Televised to over 12 million people, this event is truly a highlight of her career.
A1C Doolittle is a 2013 graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, where she earned a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton, in Fullerton, CA. She also holds an Associate Degree in Music from Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. Her teachers include Professors Lisa Saffer and Patricia Prunty.
The members of the Golden West Winds are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives. This is a FREE concert, no tickets needed
Saturday, May 16th at 7:30
Tribute band Fleetwood Mask pays homage to one of rocks most successful bands, Fleetwood Mac. With their uncanny recreation of the look and sound of this legendary band, Fleetwood Mask dedicates itself to bringing audiences an unforgettable musical experience.
Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mick Fleetwood, founder of Fleetwood Mac, gives the band his personal endorsement because of the passion and style found in their performances for musical fans throughout the world. Mick believes that the music of Fleetwood Mac will live on through the authentic performances of Fleetwood Mask. Reserved seats are $24. Click here to purchase tickets
Luna Vista Rotary presents
"The San Francisco Munich Trio"
Saturday, June 20 at 2pm
Rostropovich-student Rebecca Rust and her husband, Friedrich Edelmann, former principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for 27 years, together with the Russian born pianist Dmitriy Cogan will demonstrate with their complex and sublime performance this unique time period, when Paris was the cultural center of the world.
All seats reserved at $24. Click here to purchase your tickets
Aka Patty Duffy
Saturday, July 11th at 7:30
Duffy Bishop is a local blues icon and legend in her own time. Part of what makes this band so special is the talent Duffy surrounds herself with. Husband Chris Carter’s lead guitar is just the right complement to Duffy’s raspy, soulful voice and her 3 piece horn section, stand up bass, keyboards and drums all tie it together perfectly. These guys are some of the best musicians in the world and have worked with the likes of Roy Orbison, John Lee Hooker, Lou Rawls, Chicago, and Etta James, among others.
All seats $24. Click here to purchase your reserved seats.
Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Tribute
Sunday, July 12th at 2pm
Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Tribute Concert featuring Johnny Price & the Rhythm Riders and Dee Price present two tributes in one show; The Johnny Cash Tribute that closes the show and the Patsy Cline Tribute that opens the show. Their "Back in Black" Johnny Cash showcase is a world-class show that is wowing audiences everywhere they perform.
With their dedication to preserving the original "Cash" sound and Johnny Price's uncanny visual and vocal portrayal of the "Man in Black" himself, WS Holland, Johnny Cash's drummer of thirty-seven years came to California to perform with the band in 2008 and immediately invited them to come back to Tennessee to perform with him. About the band WS Holland said "Johnny Price and The Rhythm Riders is the best Cash tribute band I've ever heard. They are as good as the original. It doesn't get any better than The Rhythm Riders--"
The Rhythm Riders Patsy Cline tribute features award-winning vocalist Dee Price. It is a masterful recreation of the legendary country music artist Patsy Cline. Dee captures the unique style of one of America's greatest female vocalists while The Rhythm Riders give attention to every detail, from the creative musical arrangements to the melodic harmonies. All seats reserved at $24 each.Click here to purchase your seats
Mary Jenson and Beyond Standard Jazz
Saturday, September 5th at 7:30
As vocalist and front person, Mary Jenson brings her expressive sound to the sophisticated arrangements of Beyond Standard Jazz. A recording artist with 2 releases, Mary’s versatile voice covers a wide range of styles, embracing the modern music of Jazz with fearlessness not often found in Singers. Musical Director for the group is the talented and versatile bassist Jeff Chambers, Marlena Shaw; vocals, Steve Carter; piano/keyboard, Rob Rhodes; drummer, Charles McNeal; saxophone, and Marquinho Brasil; percussion.